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country that may be on the verge of you becoming the saudi arabia of south america thanks to lithium. >>> and in italy. the government wants to know why that country's food staple costs so much. could someone be fixing the price of pasta? tonight we noodle it over. >>> from the different perspectives of reporters and analysts from around the globe, this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. thank you for joining us. it was just what haiti not the need. one of the most powerful aftershocks since the devastating earthquake that hit that country eight days ago. today's aftershock had a magnitude of 5.9. it rumbled through the ruined capital port-au-prince for 15 or 20 uneasy seconds. stephan bachenheimer of our german partner describes what it felt like. >> well, i woke up this morning just a minute or two a
, the disintegration of yugoslavia, america's role there, and now you have come out with this book, "a country of vast designs: james k. polk, the mexican war, and the conquest of the amecan continent." and here we are, that book that i fail to remember the name of was a "sands of empire." i learned more than i had known before on the balkans. >> two chapters on the balkans. >> and very complete. tell me, why should i be interested in james k. polk? >> by calculation was that james capel collides in the black hole of america's consciousness. that james k. polk collide -- resides in the black hole of america's consciousness. my aim was to tell the story in as compelling away as possible. >> tell us, his presidency was just before the civil war? >> yes, he was elected in 1844, served from 1845 to 1849. he was one of the youngest people elected president. he was 49, one of five presidents elected in their 40's. he gave up the presidency at age 53, from three died shortly thereafter. he literally worked himself to death. not the majority of our presidents have been more pridents. he was one. many believe
arabia? >> well, the obvious is 9/11 for america. 15 of the 19 hijackers are saudis. i tried to explain in my book how it was basically a saudi quarrel fought out on american soil with american victims. al qaeda, bin laden dedicated to bringing down the house of saad couldn't do it in saudi arabia with the near enemy as they called him so they came to america and attacked the far enemy. you paid the price for your years of friendship and closeness with saudi arabia. tavis: i was about to ask why did we end up being at the top of that list. you explain it now. you talk about it in the book, the price that we had to pay for our friendship with the saudis. >> well, it's america who exploited, discovered and developed saudi oil. back in the 1930's, the saudis chose america rather than the british, rather than us because we had been meddling in the middle east. the king of saudi arabia at the time liked the idea that america were far away. they would come and develop the oil and go away. america is on the other side of the world. after the war, the second world war, suddenly, saudi arabia di
known black people in america to come to such a place of determination about how to face the conditions under which they were living. segregation. no right to vote. bad employment. lower or second class schooling. all of the above. and in dr. king's voice, i not only heard the passion but i also heard some clarity that the mission would not be short-term. that he was going for the long haul and not since the days of dr. dubois that i heard anybody speak with such affirmation and conviction. about our plight. tavis: what did you make of him on a personal level? obviously you have shared with us that you were taken by his presentation and by his commitment to the cause but what did you make of him on your first meeting on a personal level? >> first of all, i knew that he was 26 and i'm looking into the face of this 26-year-old, it was very difficult for me to fathom that he understood and knew so much. his maturity was well beyond his years and his academic information was well beyond the amount of schooling that he had had although he was already the possessor of a ph.d. he had done not
general. but much power lies with hillary clinton, secretary of state of america, sending thousands more troops of afghanistan to try to win the peace. once there, side conversations and exchanges on how to make it work. the lead up to the conference saw a stream of initiatives, sanctions dropped against some taliban leaders, debt relief for afghanistan of billions of dollars and others. for what has become a pressing global security challenge and a test of how to fix a failed state. >> by the middle of next year we have to turn the tide in the fight against the insurgency and also in our work to support afghan government in winning the trust of the people. so today, we affirm as an international community, that the increase in our military efforts must be matched with governance and economic development, a political and civilians surged to match and complement the current military surge. president karzai promised his government would play its part. it would fight corruption d much more. >> we will continue to reform our state institutions. we need to strengthen the leadership, managemen
america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge, thank you for joining us. it was an attack so damaging that one former intelligence official described it as the cia's pearl harbor. we're talking about the suicide bombing yesterday that killed eight americans, some of them cia employees. today a spokesman for the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. saying a bomber entered the base last night and blew himself up. it was the worst loss for the cia since the war there began more than eight years ago. yesterday's attack took place at a remote outpost known as chapman in the province of khost, along the border with pakistan. this evening the associated press is reporting that the suicide bomber was invited on to the base by americans. according to a former senior intelligence official, the man was being courted as an informants and it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp. he was reportedly not searched. much of the cia's efforts in that region including drone attacks had been focused on the
rights to health reform and tributes flowed in. we looked back at his life. >> good morning america, we awake to breaking news that senator edward kennedy political giant, has died. as we say a good and sad morning to you. >> teddy kennedy was being lauded for a lifetime which even at the last, he had been at the center. he had been a backer of barack obama for president. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> on the day of his inauguration, he collapsed suffering from a brain tumor that had been diagnosed in may of last year. but despite his illness, he delivered the democratic nomination to the young contender. >> the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> edward kennedy had once carried the dream himself. he was the youngest of the kennedy clan. when president kennedy was assassinated, his brother robert ran to succeed him. when he was killed, it was expected that edward kennedy would run. >> he was a good and decent man who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. >> but a mysterious accident dashed his hopes. he drove
of campaigns. >> we might back up and explain proportional representation. it is not well understood in america at all. >> it is not. the quickest explanation is it produces multi-party democracy. >> some time to many parties like in italy -- not in ireland, that is proportional, but it actually has three. >> you can fine-tune your democracy by setting what you call a victory threshold. how many parties. in the unites the states with a system that is democrat or republican in many districts and most districts are so non- competitive we can tell you who will wind. >> in short hand, first past the post. >> winner-take-all. >> it has worked very well in the uk. periodically the labour party says it will go to proportional representation and then they realized they may lose some of the viability and backs off it. there are a lot of use of europe and america that it is old, that it is bureaucratic beyond belief, that it is overtaxed, that people don't work hard enough, that it is not competitive, that for its defense it relies on us and that it is just as far down the track of having it manufacturin
, to reform all of america. plus, a funeral director, a woman of faith, who buries the victims of violence in the inner city. >> i don't think they know it's real. they think they get back up. i remember some guy in a funeral home, like man, "get up, get out." well, they don't get up. captioning sponsored by the lilly dowment >> abernethy: welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. in the wake of the failed christmas day airplane bombing, the obama administration took new steps this week to improve airline safety. president obama ordered u.s. agencies to move faster and more accurately to prevent future terrorist attacks. he said while the vast majority of muslims reject al-qaeda, the u.s. must develop a strategy that addresses the challenges posed by lone recruits. under new t.s.a. procedures, passengers traveling from 14 nations, most of them predominantly muslim, are facing enhanced screening. many american muslim groups say while they are concerned about security, they are still worried that their community is being unfairly targeted by what they call "religious profili
are against, but what you are for. the brilliance of your contract with america back in 1994 is that you had the presence of mind to lay out for the american people, whether they agreed or disagreed, you laid out an agenda of 10 things that you and your party would do if america gave you the chance to run the house. you were for something, as opposed to simply being against something. where is that in the part of your party right now? >> id is not covered as much because of the nature of the news media and because republicans do not push it hard enough. john boehner's plan was pretty good, they had a pretty good health plan that was modest within the congressional budget office, but to get anything covered like that, you have got to be maniacal in talking about it until all of your friends think that you are crazy and the average person is just beginning to hear you. republicans do not quite have the discipline and focus to say on these topics the way that they should. another point on which i agree with you entirely, i have an article coming out next month where i outline a new approach to
of gay rights in america. then, behind the headlines: should organ donors receive financial compensation? [ ♪music ] >> bonnie: hello, i'm bonnie erbÉ, happy new year, and welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first: gay rights in 2010. 2009 was a landmark year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, culminating in the election of houston's first openly lesbian mayor. in so doing, houston became the largest u.s. city to elect an openly gay mayor. mayor elect annise parker told us, as did other lgbt leaders, about the gay rights movement's future in the new year. >> oh, i absolutely believe that my win is a step forward for the gay community, the lgbt community. it's that we have to put it in context. i have been out since i was 16. i am 53 years old now. i was an activist in college, an activist in my early 20s. the world has changed. what my election says is, one more example of the fact that the world has changed. and what i have been working for all these years is for all of us to be able to be recogn
was killed. tehran accuses of america and israel. a bomb blast outside of his home, affecting the standoff of the nuclear program. questions over the role in intelligence dossiers in britain. >> if it was not proper, i would not do it. >> the nigerian president spoke to the bbc from his home site in saudi arabia. at home there is mounting pressure over his refusal to hand over power. confessions of a baseball superstar. mark mcgwire admits using steroids during his record- breaking season. is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, may day in tehran. the mysterious assassination of the leading iranian scientist threatens to complicate relations between the international community and iran. they have accused america and israel of being behind the bomb blast. they also claim that revolutionary groups are involved in the assassination. our to run correspondent joins us here in the studio. -- tehran correspondent joins us in the studio. >> this is a very murky story. it ems there was a bomb explosion in which this scientist died. the first reports were that he was a nuclear scientist. he wo
. >>> tomorrow night in "obama: the world" we'll look at how america's first african-american president is dealing with the continent of africa. >>> finally tonight we take you to the middle east where á conflict is routinely part of the narrative.8 as you're about to see, that's true even of the most inconsequential stories. case in point, what's going on these days in abu ghosh, an ancient, mostly arab christian village in israel, less than ten miles from jerusalem. there the raging debate's not about the israel/palestinian conflict or iran, but chickpeas. specifically, who invented hummus, and who can produce the biggest batch of it. our report is by ben knight of abc australia. >> reporter: it's not that spicy. it's not that salty. in fact, almost doesn't really have much flavor at all. so why would anyone get this excited about making more than  four tons of chickpea dip? anywhere else in the world, they probably wouldn't. here in the middle east, hummus is a big deal. >> the hummus is in a way our national food. i can't call it delicacy, but it's for sure we can donate it to isr
challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. the magnitude of the loss of life and devastation from haiti's earthquake became more apparent today as the red cross estimated that 45 to 50,000 people were kied, and a growing international rescue effort struggled to save the injured from dying. eight organizations say as many as three million people, that is one third of haiti's population may be in need of help, injured or left homeless from the quake. and help is arriving from all over the world, food and water, heavy equipment, medical supplies. the airport in port-au-prince described as a humanitarian hub. president barack obama pledged $100 million today and he told the people of haiti they will not be forgotten. foreign rescue teams joined the search for people still trapped and possibly alive in the rubble, of tens of thousands of buildings. they're numbers are known and their time is running out. a short time ago, we spoke with laura blank of the
to add more people to america's no-fly list. >> these reforms will improve the ability to collect, integrate, and act on intelligence affectively. >> travelers should expect more delays and security screening as a result, specifically wider use of high-tech body scanners. >> we should accelerate this technology so we have greater capability to detect explosives likes the ones used -- like the ones used in the attempted attack. we are already scheduled to deploy 300 more. we made deploying more than that. >> these are nervous times. and later jets is courted one plane back to an airport in oregon because of a destructive passenger. officials said there was no known terrorists and link but it is a sign of how skittish this attack has made america. thousands of miles away yemeni officials revealed they nigerian man accused of that attempt may have met with a known u.s.-born radical cleric and members of al qaeda. but if the terrorist network is so widespread and diverse, kendeigh is a new measures really keep americans saved? -- can these measures keep america safe? >> there is no fo
, he promises to fix america's economy and the banks in the state of the union address. >> we do not quit. i do not quit. let's seize this moment to begin anew, to carry the dream forward. >> and the most amazing tale of survival, this girl was found in her collapsed hom15 days after the haiti earthquake. hello, welcome to this week, a review of the major news stories em in the past seven days. -- as seen in the past seven days. this week, britain was put under the microscope. tony blair and the form of -- the foreign secretary at the time ignored u.n. advice. the former british attorney general at the time told the inquiry he changed his opinion at the last minute about the legality of the invasion, on days before it began. he rejected claims he was bullied into doing so by political masters. on friday, the long anticipated appearance of the former prime minister tony blair. during six hours of questioning, he made plain his reasoning and belief behind his decision to go to war in iraq. he told the inquiry has no regrets. he hinted at the possibility of a new war with iran. >> h
." >> this is "bbc world news." we will make amends -- promise from one of america's security chiefs. president obama pins the blame on u.s. intelligence for the failed christmas day bombing. >> when a suspected terrorist is able to board a plane with explosives on christmas day, the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way. >> a battlon the high seas -- activists say their high-tech boat is broken in half by a japanese whaling vessel. pregnant personals -- prisoners the shackled while giving birth. standard practice in the u.s. but is it time to change? house know is bringing much of the u.k. to a total halt -- how snow is bringing much of the u.k. to a total halt. it is midday in london, it o'clock p.m. in tokyo and 7:00 a.m. in washington where intelligent chiefs will this morning begin to make amends after stinging criticism from president obama that they failed to stop last month's attempted to bomb an american airliner. the director of national intelligence dennis blair says the intelligence community had to boost efforts to prevent new mr. obama had earlier told senior officials that
to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. thank you for joining us. it's been one week since the earthquake struck in haiti and life changed in an instant for millions of people. beyond the estimated 200,000 killed, another 250,000 were injured and 1.5 million are homeless. as much of haiti lies in ruins, the relief effort has picked up by it is still described as sluggish. there were long lines today as u.n. peacekeepers handed out food and water. aid workers have distributed more than 250,000 daily food rations, half from the u.s. military, but still far short of what is needed. margaret aguirre of the international medical corps told us about the patients in a hospital where her team is working? >> reporter: we're getting food and water to them but there's still no electricity or running water around the city. it has been very difficult to get them clean, potable water. but we have a lot of help from our partners and u.
to the obama take on terrorism, in the end, the only way to keep america safe is to persuade people around the world that america is a benign force in the world. to persuade people around the world that militants and extremist islam is not the way forward. this is the obama doctrine that is taking shape. if it is very distinct to what has gone on in the past eight years. perhaps it is not clear in everybody's mines yet or how this counter-terrorism doctrine that will play out -- minds yet or how this counter-terrorism doctri that will play out in the years to come. they are trying to outline this view that it is, only war that is the answer, it is persuasion, too. >> thank you very much indeed. al qaeda are now claiming that it was their double agent that killed sevecia operatives in afghanistan last week as well as a member of the jordanian royal family. and the jordanian intelligence officer blew himself up. here is our exclusive report. >> driving to meet al qaeda in the suburbs. to speak to a jihadisa jordanias suspected of killing cia agents in afghanistan this week. praise for him wa
of the largest warships in the world. it is from this deck that america launched the first air strikes after 9/11. the battle now is a humanitarian one. already badly injured in the earthquake, this man has suffered a seizure. he is rushed away to the ship's hospital. since friday, the pilots of flown over 600 missions, getting the seriously injured out of haiti and taking in food, water, and medicine. it has not been easy. >> at first, we struggled with getting the quantity of food and water in. we also struggled with getting clear landing zones. there were a lot of people coming right to the helicopters. we got more security forces just to keep people back for their own safety. it also mixes easier -- it also makes it easier for us to land in those zones. >> this man receives urgent medical attention. this woman is one of two entities. the doctors could not save her foot. nearby, a young mother cradles her son born on a warship three days after his country lost everything. with a massive buildup of hardware and troops, 80 increasingly feels like a third front for the u.s. military -- haiti i
to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- britain's top lawyer at the time of the iraq war testifies. why did he change his mind? and lessons from the meltdown. the world economic forum opens in davos and calls for fundamental rethinking of capitalism, no less. hello to you. could the afghan president's plan to offer talks and money to peace with the taliban undermine the environment with the afghan people? homage karzai has been defending himself from the accusation. -- homage karzai. britain's prime minister answered questions from afghan and british students and defended his deployment of british troops. our world from paris -- our world affairs correspondent was there. >> president karzai arrives in london knowing he has repair work to do on his own reputation and that of his government. last ye's afghan elections were widely seen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, more troops than ever were being killed or injured in the war against the taliban. was it, one student as
and latin america, which include countries like india. even china was not a member of the united nations. so we must be very clear which world we live in. it will only be correct to impair the aberrations of the past. alan friedman lets talk about the relations with the obama administration. there is a rumour that a new usindia trade and investment agreement is near: is that true? >>sharma: that is true. we had a meeting of the usindia trade policy forum, i have been to washington, ron kirk has been here twice: he came for the wto ministerial, he also came for the trade forum. the focal groups have met, we are going to sign a framework of cooperation on trade and investment, hopefully during the forthcoming visit of the prime minister and later on we will have the treaty of the tradeand investment agreement. and there are other developments on the way, we are talking about them. >>friedman: what about progress with the european union? where does india stand? >>sharma: we have had many rounds of discussions on trade and investment agreement. this is after the helsinkisummit indiaeu in 2006 ac
political base and it is too soon to see any results. * four people in america are still pretty hard, -- times for people in america are still pretty hard. then there is what president obama just found out from the peace -- from the people in massachusetts, in tough times the people doing -- blame the people in power. >> joining me in the studio is our abc news correspondent. why did the people turn against obama? >> that is -- a key question, is this a statement about martha copley and how she ran her campaign? or a larger statement about the obama administration? in the last year since he took office -- this is the anniversary -- we have seen those job approval rating numbers start to slip. now his job performance is still in theositive numbers. but it is not an overwhelmingly positive response by voters to the obama administration. people on the ground were not impressed with the martha copley campaign. she had some fumbles, she was not out there. but scott brown took a page out of the obama playbook. he was out there canvassing the state, he had a huge internet presence, and one
, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with the global economy and news of the key economic barometer, unemployment. in this country, the government said today it held steady at 10% last month as moyers cut 85,000 jobs which was more than expected. the news was disappointing in europe. in the 16 countries that used the euro as their currency, the jobless wrought was also 10%. in this case, for the month of november, up from 9.9% in october. analysts say it could approach 11% by the end of the year. the highest unemployment rate was in latvia. 22.3%. followed by spain at 19.4 on the other side of the spectrum, the lowest unemployment rate was in the netherlands at 3.9%, followed by austria at 5.5%. as the global economy tries to recover, europe is important because five countries, germany, france, the united kingdom, italy and spain are among the world's top ten econ
responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we start off tonight with the war in afghanistan, and a conference in london that brought together high level officials, including foreign ministers from dozens of countries, to discuss afghanistan's future. the aim is to turn over security duties to afghan forces and turn at least some of the taliban from enemies to potential allies. in their final communication, the leaders agreed to start transferring security responsibiliti forces late this year, or early next year. president hamid karzai said that training the afghans could take five to ten years. and that foreign troops might be needed for 15 years. in tonight's lead focus, we're going to hr about another key component of the emerging afghanistan strategy. from london, chris ship of itn tells us about the newly devised plan to win over the taliban by buying their support. >> reporter: it is easy to be cynical about the conf
and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge, thanks for joining us. we're going to shift gears tonight and return to a subject the world was focussed on for much of last year, the global economy. the world bank is out with its predictions for the next year. on one hand the world says the economic crisis is largely over and the global economy will reverse course and return to growth this year by 2.7% overall. but there we also some warnings, growth will probably slowdown later this year as the effects of stimulus spending decrease. and for china, there are signs of bubbles in that frenzied economy. china reported growth of 8.7% for 2009, and staggering growth of 10.7% in the last quarter. we start with the prospective from beijing where melissa khan of beijing looked behind the numbers. >> reporter: china has said it would achieve 8% growth this year, and in fact it has achieved 8% growth. once the target was set, failure was simply not an option. the country ha
in asia, latin america, and what this crisis has shown is that we have been able to contain -- >> that is what i was really hinting at. the response to the financial problems, both in america and the european union was to have protectionist measures. >> we have been monitoring this very closely. the result, at this stage, is there has not been a significant rise of proteconism. if you take world trade today, it is as open as it was last year. overall, the system has worked. i am prudent and i'm cautious because these protectionist cautions are linked to the situation on the job market. we know that things may not be improving short-term in the job market. the risk is still here, but for the moment, it has been reasonably well contained. >> davos will be concentrating on how one keeps this rather err for agile recovery going. from your point of view, how greworrying is it? asia is pulling out quicker and faster and better than europe and america. >> frankly speaking, we should be happy that some places in this world are growing more rapidly than others. the recovery will prob
survivors. president obama sends jitters through the stock market. his talk of reform ating america's banks worries investors. >> we must have peace at any cost. war is not the only way forward. >> 7:00 a.m. in washington. china is rejecting a call from the u.s. secretary of state. following a threat from the search engine google. authorities are accusing mrs. clinton on what they are describing as information imperial ix. jo we look to the chinese authorities to conduct a thorough debut that led google to make its announcement countries that rtrict free access risk walling themselves off from the progress of the next century. >> we are seeing this warning from china like saying back off. the response from the chinese the roundless ack useation can harm the u.s. formulation. the u.s. is open here and it wants good formulation. expressing comments and support when it comes to attacks on china. certainlyly it was known but a very set piece. china was one of the few countries singled out for controlling information on the internet. china responding, trying to say back off and leave this round
was able to change his tone with the race in america speech. last september he gave a speech to the joint seson of congress essentially trying to reexplain the case for his health insurance program. think that given how bad the publicity has been for him in the last two or three weeks and the results of the massachusetts elections he needed to change his presentation of misadministration. i think he was effective in doing that. >> i think, i agree with jim, charlie. i think that the president also needed to explain what he was planning to do. because he now is in a very different position from the one he was in prior to massachusetts. and i think he did a pretty good job of telling us that. i think he gave us two really important pieces of information. one is, he's not giving up on healthcare reform. and the second is something that we hadn't seen him really doing very aggressively prior to the massachusetts vote which is he is going to hold the republican feet to the fire. and if they try to be the party of no as he said tonight, he is really going to try to make them pay in the court of
complete lift thank god next day he jumped on him. >> rose: what do you think of america and our future? >> america is down not out. >> rose: but that's not good. >> i know, but you're down now. >> rose: down in what way? >> there was a book written about the islamic world "what went wrong". i think right now you could write a book about the united states "what went wrong" politically, onomically, financially, you know, the crisis that you're in right now. you're a mess. new a mess in the united states. i have to be honest with you. i love the united states. i admire the united states. >> rose: and you're heavi invested here. >> yeah, sure. the united states is the leader of the world. it's going to be the leader of the world for many years to come. forget china's going to come out. but you're down. i mean... >> rose: "down" means what? >> i tell you. when you have a country has $14 trillion of cumulative debt and its g.d.p. around $14 billion and both competing who's going to grow faster, that's not good. >> rose: debt or g.d.p. >> yes! and when you have these budget deficits of a tril
president obama mobilized and his -- america's rescue services. >> haitians are our neighbors in the americas and at home. we have to be there for them in there are of need. -- in their hour of need. >> this was the worst eighth quake to hit the population into a hundred years -- earthquake to hit the population in 200 years. >> there are a large number of people who have been made homeless by this earthquake. many thousands of brotherand ota have tried to stay the night in their houses. a lot of people have ended up in camps like this. but you will see that they're under flimsy tarpaulins. >> my family is dead. i have one brother. he isead. that is why i'm here. i just have nothing. i don't have anyone. i don't have money. i do not know what i'm going to do now. >> throughout the day, there have been more and more pledges of international assistance, and yet, the people here say they have had nothing in the way of help. the shocking thing at this camp is that it is just a two-minute walk from the international airport into which flights have been arriving at 48 all day. but e
to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- freezing of the smokers. them and declares war on the cigarette industry, planning a total ban on smoking. >> it is like some kind of race. >> end of a dog's life for real. of the breeding of some pedigree dogs is putting the animal's health at risk. hello to you. amid the devastation, the desperation, in international armada of aid is on his way to haiti. but most is not reached those who need it. thousands of bodies have been buried in a mass grave, but many may still be alive under the wreckage of the worst caribbean earthquake in two centuries. above ground, many have no help and nowhere to go. for estate as fragile and impoverished as haiti, -- for a state as fragile and imporished as haiti, the situation is overwhelming. >> you do not have to see the desperation in port-au-prince. it is everywhere. and it is all too much. "my daughter is lying here like garbage," one man said. "i will not leave hurt like this." she had been pulled out after her school, like so many others , c
swisher of al jazeera english. >> haiti is already among the poorest nations in the americas, a country seemingly cursed by disaster, both natural and manmade. it was battered by hurricanes ike and hanna in 2008, leaving scores of dead and injured. it still had not recovered when this latest horror struck. 70% of haiti's population lives on less than $2 a day and half of its estimated 9 million people are unemployed. the food and agricultural organization has designated haiti as one of the world's most economically vulnerable countries. food shortages already affect about a quarter of haiti's population with women and children the worst affected. the worldgram feeds more than half a million haitian school children, providing them with what is only their only meal of the day. but serious earthquakes are relatively rare and the ç country's ill-equipped to cope. this is the worst quake to hit haiti in more than 200 years. it's not just natural disasters that have wreaked havoc in haiti. the country suffers from a hard-core gang culture. and while there have been some successes in keeping
say we extended grays a they are not extending greece to anyone else. it turns out bank of america has so much money in bonuses it could have absolves the crisis for 2 million people, but they gave 100 loans. we fired bank of america. it is now a mini movement to move your money. the banks say they are too big to fail. i say make them smaller. in wall street there is a morality play going on. i think it is a cultural thing. greed is good. it is all about me, and i want it now. those messages destroyed economies but also cultures and our souls. i counter that with enough is enough. we are in this together. we evaluate decisions today. that would change things. >> i see greed is a good concept on wall street. what role do we play in rediscovering? >> my depression-era parents would not have spent money they did not have, and wells may not trickle-down, but bad values do. we have got to look at wall street, too. also, at ourselves, look in the mirror. crisis gives such it -- gives us a chance to reset. all of the pain and suffering in detroit is going to be in vain if we go back to busine
and instability, and elections due in march. back with a bang. america's economy is growing at its fastest rate in six years. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting around the globe. the haitian government says it desperately needs to hundred thousand tents to house refugees. meet the first warplanes developed by russia since the collapse of the soviet union. he called it "the calculus of risk." tonylair gave evidence to the iraq inquiry today during six hours of questioning. he went from slightly nervous to unrepentant toobust with his reasoning and belief behind the decision to go to war in iraq. he said he has no regrets about removing saddam hussein. he hinted at the possibility of a new war with iran. our correspondent was at the inquiry. >> he arrived in the half light of dawn to the sound of a single bell tolling. his convoy headed to the basement. he slipped in through a side door. it was a low-key start to a highly charged a day. in the streets around the conference center were protesters, not as many as predicted, a couple of hundred it most. the verdict on tony blair has already b
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